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Durham County man bags $366,673 Cash 5 jackpot with 26-year-old numbers

November 13, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:05 AM

Terry Coggeshall of Durham and his wife have been using the same set of numbers to play the lottery for 26 years, and on Wednesday, those numbers won them a $366,673 Cash 5 jackpot.

“These are my wife’s numbers that we’ve been playing for 26 years,” said Coggeshall. “We started playing them in Florida when we lived there.”

Coggeshall, who works as a delivery coordinator, purchased his winning Cash 5 ticket from the Harris Teeter on West Barbee Chapel Road in Chapel Hill.

The couple watched the drawing live in their living room on Wednesday night. “I was in the La-Z-Boy as she was standing there watching,” he recalled. “And she started screaming. She goes, ‘I won, I won!’ And I go, ‘What?!’”

Coggeshall said their lucky numbers have gotten them “close a few times.” To win the jackpot, their lucky ticket beat odds of 1 in 962,598.

“We never really thought that we’d get all of that,” he said as he claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. “I can’t wait to see my wife’s face when she looks at the check.”

After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $259,425. “It’s very exciting,” said Coggeshall. “It takes a lot of stress off. It’ll be a good amount to put away to help with retirement.”

Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Friday’s jackpot is $110,000.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through Online Play either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.


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11/15/2020 09:27 - Elon I.

NC Lottery. When looking at the last 10 draws or whole month Cash 5 Past draw listings, the numbers displayed on the NCLottery.com shows no space between each number. It all mixed. Can you please fix it? It's a bug! For example, please have a look? 11/14/20: 1222273140 11/13/20: 5 10132641 11/12/20: 4 13192331 11/11/20: 5 9 11 1429 11/10/20: 1517213237 11/09/20: 1019232537 on and on....... NC Lottery
Hi Elon, we're not reporting any issues with how the numbers are displayed on our end. Please try clearing your browser cache and restarting your computer. If that still doesn't resolve the issue, then feel free to reach out to our online support team who can look into the problem further for you https://nclottery.com/Help

11/15/2020 02:42 - Ashlee S.

Congratsss, waiting on my turn lol

11/15/2020 09:19 - Nancy P.

not sure if this is where I should leave this comment: but I want to say the Holiday Luck X 30 is very hard to scratch off. I've tried the lottery coin, pennies(which I've used for years), quarters, & my fingernails!!! NC Lottery
Hi Nancy, thank you for your feedback about our Holiday Luck X30 game. We'll be sure to pass it along to the right folks at the lottery.

11/15/2020 12:46 - Kimberly J.

Great win. Congratulations. Hope you enjoy your win

11/15/2020 12:19 - Martha W.

Think about this, you probably just got your money back if you have been playing the lottery for 26 years depending on how often you played. Congrats anyway though!!!!

11/14/2020 05:40 - Kendal W.

@schmeka. There is definitely a pattern with the cash 5 drawing. I know they will never admit it. But it’s almost always the same now. It’ll go up to about 800k-1million and someone will hit then about 2 or 3 days later when it’s still under 200k someone will when and then repeat itself. All while it’s on the way to a million the numbers are almost always similar. I compare it to casino wins. The house only wants to pay out so much. They make the numbers close so that people feel like they will be easier to guess and that makes people buy more tickets. Could be just me but whatever.

11/14/2020 05:09 - stan m.

Great win for you in Durham, enjoy !!

11/14/2020 12:46 - Kelly H.

Congratulations. Very nice to see someone win bbig. Maybe my big windfall is just around the corner.

11/14/2020 12:41 - wendy w.


11/13/2020 04:39 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you and your family. I wish you many more wonderful wins.

11/13/2020 04:28 - Philip A.

NCEL, Thank you for answering my previous question. Now when will NCEL bigin to print the pre-draw numbers for players to see where their regular numbers might have been drawn? I think players deserve to know pre-draw numbers. This is important. Thank you NCEL. NC Lottery
Hi there Philip, pre-draw results are public record. If there's specific information you're looking for please email playerinfo@lotterync.net to request it.

11/13/2020 03:02 - Philip A.

SCHMEKA, you are not alone, cash five will do that you. Sometimes I wonder which works better; quick pick or one picking his or her own numbers.

11/13/2020 02:52 - Philip A.

A question for NCEL; Does NCEL do pretest draws before the actual draw on cash five numbers? NC Lottery
Hi Philip, yes the NCEL does carry out pre-draws prior to the Cash 5 draw. Pre-draws are standard in the lottery industry and are done to ensure that the ball machines are functioning properly prior to the live draw.

11/13/2020 02:15 - Michael B.

In due time Schmeka. Keep doing what your doing it will pay off. I been in the game for over 10 years only hit a second chance prize so far. I’ll be waiting on your name on that board. Best wishes

11/13/2020 01:58 - Denver G.

SCHMEKA, that kind of stuff happens all the time to all kinds of people, including myself more often then I like. I lost out on $250 last night because I didn't replay my C5 from the night b4. I had a $6 QP I had replayed a few times this week , but did not replay it last night. One of the lines was 41,13,19,23,31. It happens , don't over think it. There is NO conspiracy from the NCEL to keep me or you or anyone else from winning.

11/13/2020 10:58 - JIM B.

Still netted 164,525 after taxes over the last 26 years not counting smaller wins. Congratulations on your patience.

11/13/2020 10:57 - Natalie G.

I need a blessing

11/13/2020 09:54 - Schmeka w.

I'm sorry I messed up the November 10,2020 drawing was 15,21,32,17,37 but I myself played the numbers 15,21,32,16,36 what I'm saying is look how close the numbers are. Someone just don't add up. It came 17 I had 16 then I had 36 it came 37 it just seems tricky

11/13/2020 09:41 - Schmeka w.

I have been so close 3 times on the cash 5 that I'm starting to think the nc lottery let people win when they want too. November 10,2020 I played the numbers 15,21,32,16,36 n the numbers that came out was 15,17,21,32,37 wow what a coincidence look at how close the 16 n 36 was only by one number.On July 31,2020 I played the numbers 4,17,20,27,31 and the numbers that came out was 7,17,20,27,31 look how close it was from the 4 to 7. May 5 2018 I played 7,14,21,32,35 but the numbers came out 12,14,21,32,35 wow once again look at the 7 and it was 12. So it just makes me wonder so for there numbers to come out after 26 years makes me feel like nc lottery is not playing fair. Know I have changed up my numbers and waiting for these new set to come 21,31,32,35,12 I wonder how long it will take for them to come out. Good luck lottery players NC Lottery
Hi Schmeka, we can assure you that what looks like a pattern is really just randomness being random. All the draw results are completely random.

11/13/2020 09:22 - Schmeka w.

Wow it took 26 years for these numbers to come that is crazy.

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